Electric Cars

Nissan Cube EV prototype

Arizona joins growing list of states for Renault-Nissan EV pilot program

Nissan's electric vehicle (EV) involvement in Project Better Place programs in Denmark and Israel, plus test fleets in its home market of Japan will be joined by a new agreement with the state of Arizona. The deal will have cars hitting the streets of Phoenix late next year, and will see... read more

April 16, 2009 by
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More details on the potential Fiat-Chrysler alliance emerge

At the end of March the President's task force on the industry put a 30-day window on Chrysler and Fiat reaching an alliance agreement. Just hours later Chrysler announced... read more April 8, 2009 by

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi shooting for 20,000 iMiEV electrics per year by 2011

The industry is in pain, but it's still planning for the future. Today that's clear nowhere more so than at Mitsubishi, which has just announced it will be upping its... read more April 3, 2009 by

Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

Fisker announces first 32 'Eco-facility' dealers for Karma plug-in

The roll-out of Fisker’s new Karma plug-in hybrid luxury saloon is going smoothly, with the company announcing that they have already signed up 32 dealers in the U.S... read more March 24, 2009 by

Nissan Denki cube concept car

U.S. consumers may be able to buy Nissan EVs by next year

It's not often that major automakers push production dates ahead in time rather than back, especially with the current economic conditions, but Nissan might be doing just... read more March 24, 2009 by

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Nissan to show off new-generation zero-emissions vehicle in San Diego

As the traditional car industry struggles against a lack of consumer credit, economic instability and its own growing pains, several of the major players are forging ahead... read more March 23, 2009 by

Fiat Panda Cross

Jeep’s future will likely include compact Fiat Panda Cross

Following the announcement of the proposed alliance between Fiat and Chrysler in January, the question on everybody’s lips was which European top-sellers were finally... read more March 23, 2009 by

President Barack Obama

Obama approves $2.4 billion in electric vehicle funding

Calling the U.S. federal government's expenditures under the end of President Bush's tenure and the beginning of President Obama's a 'spending spree' is to beggar the term... read more March 20, 2009 by

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Tesla reveals pricing for Model S, announces sale of 250th Roadster

Tesla's first all-original car, the upcoming Model S plug-in hybrid sedan, is due to be unveiled to the public in just a week’s time but the company has already... read more March 19, 2009 by

tazzari zero 1

Tazzari Zero EV headed to U.S. early next year

The Zero EV was originally designed by Britain’s NICE car company, the maker of the MyCar, Ze-O and the Mega City, but from the start its gestation has been handled by... read more March 18, 2009 by

Ecotricity wind-powered car rendering

Ecotricity's electric sports car nearing production

Environmentally friendly electrical utilities company Ecotricity has been selling green electricity for over a decade, but its founder Dale Vince has decided to take on a... read more March 17, 2009 by

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U.S. Volkswagen CEO: EVs won't be viable for 35 years

If the futurism of the 1950s and 1960s taught us anything as a culture, it's that what seems a sure thing today may prove laughably optimistic in a few decades. Stefan... read more March 13, 2009 by

Fiat 500

Fiat and PSA Peugeot-Citroen deny merger rumors

Fiat Group, Chrysler and its parent company Cerberus Capital Management in January released a joint statement announcing they had signed a non-binding term sheet to establish... read more March 13, 2009 by

ThinkCity electric car

Think Global planning U.S. production for new electric city car

Think Global is a Norwegian manufacturer of electric vehicles and is the same company behind the original ‘Th!nk’ electric car that went on sale in the U.S... read more March 13, 2009 by

2010 Toyota Prius petrol-electric hybrid

Toyota revises Prius mpg rating to 51 city, 48 highway and 50 combined

After months of conjecture and Toyota’s own claims for the fuel-economy of its new Prius, came the release last week of “preliminary” Environmental... read more March 10, 2009 by

Nissan Mixim concept

Nissan announces new EV program in Tucson, Arizona

ECOtality has partnered with Nissan and the Pima Association of Governments to bring a new zero-emissions initiative to the Tucson, Arizona region. By pairing prototype EVs... read more March 9, 2009 by


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